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|Industry||Design, sales of clothing, accessories, jewellery, home goods, development, economic empowerment of women|
|Founded||Dhaka, Bangladesh (December 18, 1978)|
|Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder of BRAC|
Tamara Hasan Abed, Managing Director,
Mohammad Ashraful Alam, Chief Operating Officer
Sasi Kumar, Head of Operation, AAF
|Revenue||USD 20 million (FY 2012)|
Aarong (Bengali: আড়ং; meaning Village Fair) is a chain of Bangladeshi department stores specializing in Bengali ethnic wear and handicrafts. It is owned by the non-profit development agency BRAC, and employs thousands of rural artisans across the country. It currently operates fourteen outlets in six Bangladeshi metropolitan cities.
The organisation was established in 1978. Aarong operates production units in rural and semi-urban areas as a part of its social enterprise model and provides the market linkage through its own retail outlets..
Directorate of National Consumers' Right Protection (DNCRP) fined Tk4.5 lakh to Uttara outlet of Aarong and closed it for a day for selling same products in double price within a gap of five days. Following on a client's complaint that Aarong was selling a panjabi after nearly doubling its price, DNCRP officials visited the chain’s flagship store on Jashimuddin Avenue at Uttara on May 31, 2019 and fined them after finding the allegation to be true. Monjur Mohammad Shahriar, deputy director of Directorate of National Consumers' Right Protection (DNCRP) led the drive.